International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Biochemistry | India | Volume 13 Issue 6, June 2024 | Rating: 4.7 / 10


Role of Trapa Natans (Water Chestnut) in Removal of Heavy Metals from Water

Ritcha Warma [2] | Jyoti Dave [2]


Abstract: Heavy metals are hazardous to the aquatic environment. They have the tendency to accumulate and magnify at different trophic levels in the aquatic ecosystems. Their hundred percent removal from water is not possible yet their removal to some extent can be done by the use of aquatic plants which have been found to have the capability of absorbing the heavy metals from the water. Trapa natans, commonly known as water chestnut or Singhada is a promising aquatic plant which can be used for the removal of heavy metals from water. In the present study the role of Trapa natans in removal of heavy metals from the water of one of the important lakes of Indore has been assessed. In addition, the extent of heavy metal removal by the plants has also been recorded. The results indicate the efficacy of Trapa natans plants in removing the heavy metals from lake water by nearly 50% approximately, on an average.


Keywords: Trapa natans, heavy metals, lead, chromium, accumulate, magnify


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 6, June 2024,


Pages: 1208 - 1211



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